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Waste Reduction Grant Opportunities

Volunteers at MedShare, a humanitarian organization and StopWaste grantee help sort medical equipment to be donated to those in need.

The deadline for grant applications has now passed. Thank you for your interest in our programs and stay safe and healthy!


StopWaste offers a range of grant opportunities on an annual basis to both nonprofits and businesses, aimed at increasing individual, business, and community involvement in the reduction of waste in Alameda County. Areas of focus can be on waste prevention, reuse and recovery of goods and materials, as well as development, marketing, and use of recovered products.

View current and previously funded grants here

Proposed projects must be located in and/or serve the residents and/or businesses of Alameda County. Check back for more details, or contact for questions. For examples of grant focus areas from last Fiscal Year’s Grant solicitation process, click on the navigation links on the right sidebar.

In addition to the primary grant cycle grants, StopWaste provides a variety of other grant opportunities on an ongoing basis:

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External Grant Opportunities

CalRecycle has released their Reuse Grant Program protocol, application and processes:

  • $2,000,000 available
  • $300,000 is the minimum per individual grant award, with a maximum of $500,000 per individual grant award
  • Applications due September 10, 2020
  • Details at

Grantee Highlights


Improving the Quality of Life of People and our Planet

In the developing world, more than 10 million children under the age of five die from inadequate medical care every year. At the same time,  hospitals in the United States generate over two million tons of medical waste annually. Much of that waste is unused, unexpired medical supplies and equipment.